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‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Thurs., Jan. 26, With Special Primetime Episode

ABC’s Emmy® Award-winning late-night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will celebrate 20 years on Thursday, Jan. 26, and will air a special primetime anniversary episode that evening at 10 p.m. The episode will re-air in the show’s regular 11:35 p.m. timeslot later that night.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” premiered on Jan. 26, 2003, with debut guests George Clooney, Snoop Dogg and Coldplay. Clooney, Snoop Dogg and Chris Martin of Coldplay will return as guests for the 20th anniversary special.

“20 years. I can’t believe it either,” said Kimmel. “It makes absolutely no sense.”

Kimmel’s recent contract extension will keep him on ABC through a historic 23rd season, making “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” one of the longest-running talk shows in American television history.

The show broadcasts from the iconic El Capitan Entertainment Centre on Hollywood Boulevard. Jimmy Kimmel, Erin Irwin, Molly McNearney, Jennifer Sharron and David Craig serve as executive producers; Douglas DeLuca serves as co-executive producer. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is produced by 12:05 AM Productions, LLC, in association with KIMMELOT and ABC Signature. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED)

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. PT/ET.

Enjoy “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on the web at www.abc.com and youtube/JimmyKimmelLive.

About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment’s compelling programming includes “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; ratings juggernaut “The Bachelor” franchise; riveting dramas “Big Sky,” “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie” and “Station 19”; trailblazing comedies “Abbott Elementary,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” “Home Economics” and “The Wonder Years”; popular game shows, including “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “The Chase,” “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; “Judge Steve Harvey,” the network’s strongest unscripted series debut in a year; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; family favorites “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Holey Moley”; “General Hospital,” which heads into its milestone 60th season on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” specials. The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”

ABC programming can also be viewed on Hulu.

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